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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies Certificate

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Total Credits: 15

Major Number: 4910
CIP Code: 30.2001

Program Description

The Global Studies Certificate provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the interdependence and interconnectedness of people and nations around the globe. By taking a variety of courses with a common focus, students gain knowledge and analytical skills to discuss political, economic, and cultural elements of contemporary societies from several perspectives. They also gain knowledge and understanding in order to interact and communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. The intention is to enhance these abilities in order to become community leaders and active world citizens. This certificate complements many academic fields and any career which benefits from a global/international perspective.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Core Requirements

Total Credits: 3

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 5

Global Studies OR International/Area Studies

(if needed to reach 15 credit total)

Total Credits: 1

Total Credits: 12

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This certificate often is intended for transfer to a four-year institution. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or the program instructor before registering to discuss your goals and look at programs designed for transfer. An articulation agreement exists with Bemidji State University in International Studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Discuss individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to global issues that are fundamental to the health and survival of any society.
  • Articulate an informed understanding of complex global, cultural or regional issues.
  • Analyze multidisciplinary elements that influence relations among states, regions and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
  • Analyze global problems and the cultural, economic and political interactions that affect possible solutions.
  • Explain the concept of a global citizen and the responsibility global citizens’ share for their common global future.

Program Contact Information

David Lyons 651.779.3422 Room 3457 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 9

Semester 2

  • Additional Elective Requirement (International/Area Studies) Credits: 5
  • Additional Elective Requirement (Global Studies OR International/Area Studies) Credits: 1

Total Credits: 6


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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